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29 Jun€ 20181 Issu€ No: 29 

Grenfell Support News 

It's OK not to feel OK - 
Supporting you to get help 
if you are struggling emotionally 

It’s WXio ask 
how someone 
is feeling — 


Last weeksaw the launch of the 'OK not to 
feel OK' campaign, which promotes sources 
of support and help to anyone struggling 
emotionally in Kensington and Chelsea. 

The campaign is aimed at trying to reduce 
the stigma around mental illness and death 
by suicide within the community by talking 
more openly about this. We also want 
anyone in distress to feel confident to 
turn to someone for support and we are 
encouraging people to seek help before they 
reach crisis point. 

You may have 
already seen 
posters and 
leaflets in and 
around the 
community and 
at key buildings 
such as health 
centres in North 

The campaign 'It's OK not to feel OK'will focus 
on identifying and owning how you feel and 
asking for help to cope with these feelings. 

We have set up a dedicated website which 
provides lots of information on howto 
seek help and advice on who you can 
talkto if you are struggling. 

The website has the numbers for the 
Samaritans and the NHS, both of which are 
free to call, confidential and set up to listen to 
and signpost residents to the best support. 

Anyone can call the NHS number at anytime 
0800 0234 650 or The Samaritans on 
116123. If you can't face talking to someone 
on the phone (and many people who are 
struggling emotionally can't) then you can 

If those who are most at risk can't reach out 
directly, then we hope their loved ones might 
find the support and help they need through 
this campaign. 


2 Come along to the Grenfell 
Recovery Scrutiny 
Committee meeting 

2 Community fun day 

2 Rent and service charge 

2 Update on Lancaster West 
residents' parking permits 

3-6 Everyone Active summer 
sport events and QPR 

7 Activities Programme 
at The Curve 
Community Centre 

8 Housing update 

8 Support services on offer 

8 Update on the Grenfell 

8 Revised immigration policy 
guidance for Grenfell 

We have already begun raising awareness of 
the campaign on our Facebook page 

and promoting it on the Grenfell Support 
twitter page 

We are now encouraging people to support 
and share the information on social media to 
ensure we reach as many people as possible. 
We are also asking people to spread the 
message and share their stories if they feel 
able to by using the #oknottofeelok hashtag. 

We want the community to help support 
each other and get the message out there, so 
why not visit the website and find out about 
how you can take a picture and spread the 
message on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. 
You can also change your profile picture on 
Facebook in support of this campaign. 

Head over to: 

for more information. 


Grenfell Support News 

29 June 2018 

Date set for next Grenfell Recovery 
Scrutiny meeting 

The next Grenfell Scrutiny Recovery 
Committee meeting will be held on 

Tuesday 24July from 6.30pm at 
Kensington Town Hall. 

At this meeting, which will be chaired by 
Cllr Robert Thompson and includes a 
number of newly-elected Councillors, the 
Committee will consider where it needs 
to focus its attention over the coming 
year and discuss several important 
decisions which are to be taken by the 
Leadership Team the following evening 
on Wednesday 25July. 

To ensure that the voices of those residents 
from Notting Dale are heard, a new Forum 
is to be established shortly, chaired by 
Notting Dale ward Councillor Robert 
Atkinson. It's intended that a meeting of 
the Notting Dale Forum will be held prior to 
every Grenfell Recovery Scrutiny 
Committee and all residents living in 
Notting Dale ward are invited to attend. 

To ensure everyone is able to have their say 
and all important issues are covered, an 
independent facilitator will co-ordinate 
Forum meetings. The facilitator will be 
appointed by the Forum Chair in 
collaboration with other Councillors. 

The Forum will feed back key comments, 
concerns or ideas from residents to the 
Committee Cllr Atkinson sits on both the 
Forum and the Committee so can ensure 
all views are represented. 

Details of the date, time and venue of 
the Forum are being finalised and will 
be published soon. 

You can find the details of the other 
Grenfell Recovery Scrutiny Committee 

Community fun day 

Come along to the North Kensington 
Community Youth Festival on 
Saturday 30June from 10am until 
7pm, presented by the Westway Trust 
and Everyone Active. This free family 
fun day has live entertainment, music, 
face-painting, sports activities, 
rock-climbing, special guests and even 
camels - not to be missed. 

Come and enjoy this action packed day 
with your local community at the 

Westway Sports and Fitness Centre, 
1 Crowthorne Road, W10 6RP 

Update on Lancaster West residents' parking permits 

Lancaster West Estate residents were able 
to use their original 2017/2018 estate 
parking permits until 30June 2018. 

New Estate Parking permits for 2018/2019 
have now been issued by the Council. 

Therefore, from Monday 2July 2018, 

parking bays on the Estate will be monitored 
as usual and Penalty Charge Notices (PCN) 
will be issued to anyone 

not displaying a valid 2018/2019 estate 
parking permit. 

If you have not yet received your estate 
parking permit or would like to request 
visitor parking scratch cards, please either 
visit our office on Kensal Road, call us 

on 0800137 111 or email to make 
an appointment. 

The Lancaster West Neighbourhood Team 
at Baseline Studios will not be able to deal 
with parking queries. 

Residents of Lancaster West Estate area 
who wish to park elsewhere in the borough 
will need to apply for, and pay for a resident 
parking permit. 

Rent and service charge extension 

The Council has agreed to extend the rent 
and service charge compensation period 
from Saturday 30 June 2018 to Friday 31 
August 2018 for residents who are living at 
home on the Walkways. The compensation 
will be 40 per cent of rent and service 
charges to tenants and 40 per cent of 
service charges to leaseholders. 

Residents of Bramley Flouse, Treadgold 
Flouse and Verity Close will also continue 
to receive compensation equal to five per 
cent of rent and service charges, up to 

Friday 31 August 2018. 

We continue to make good progress on 
Estate improvements. Grenfell Tower is now 
fully wrapped. The Council is fully 

committed to continue working with 
residents to improve the quality of housing 
management services across the Lancaster 
West Estate. 

The communal boiler in Whitchurch Road 
has now been upgraded with permanent 
pipes, which will prevent further hot water 
and heating failure. 

All improvement work to the rubbish chutes 
have now been carried out and the 
frequency of collection has been increased 
to three times a week. We will notify 
residents separately by mid-July when 
collections will start. 

Fire safety work is ongoing across the estate. 

The majority of Walkways properties now 
have a FDBOS-rated fire door - this means 
that the doors are fire and smoke resistant 
for 30 minutes. Fire marshalls will remain on 
site throughout July when we will review 
where and when they are still required from 
Wednesday 1 August 2018 onwards. 

We have written to tenants and 
leaseholders with more information. 


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29 June 2018 

Everyone Active helps keeps 
youngsters active throughout 
the long summer holiday 

Westway Sports & Fitness Centre - operated by Everyone Active on behalf of Westway 
Trust - is encouraging local youngsters to keep active during the summer holidays. 


From Monday 23 July to Friday 24 August, youngsters 
from ages four up to 15 will have the chance to enjoy and 
learn the beautiful game with Westway's fantastic FA 
qualified coaches in a fun and safe environment. 

The camp focuses on six key skills: FUNdamental 
movements, dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, and 
small sided games. Sessions include competitions, quizzes, 
prizes, and much more! 

For ages four to five and six to seven years old, sessions 
will run from 10am until 11.30am each day. It will cost 
£4 per day. 

For ages eight to nine, 10 to 11 and 12 to 15 years old, 
sessions will run from 10am to 3pm each day. 

It will cost £8 per day. 


Grenfell Support News 

29 June 2018 

QPR football programme for children affected by the 
Grenfell Tower tragedy 

Westway Sports & Fitness Centre has also teamed up with QPR to offer 
free football sessions for children that have been affected by the Grenfell 
Tower tragedy. Open to children aged eight up to 16 years old, the sessions 
will runfrom Monday 23 July to Friday 24 August, 10am to 3.30pm 

each day. All sessions will be delivered and led by QPR. 

Children wanting to attend will need to pre-register. To pre-register 
please send an email to 


For children aged four to seven 
years old, Westway Sports & 
Fitness Centre will be offering 
its FUNdamentals programme 
which introduces young 
children to tennis through fun 
and engaging sessions. The 
session develops children's 
sending and receiving, agility, 
balance and coordination skills. 

For those aged eight and over, 
the Westway team will be 
offering morning camps for 
all levels of ability. The sessions 
will focus on teaching and 
practising skills. 

Sessions will run from 

Monday 6 August to 
Friday 31 August. (Note: 
no camps on Bank FHoliday 

Monday 27 August). 

For ages four to seven, 
sessions will run from 

9am until 10.45am costing 
£65 per week. (Note: £52 for 

28 to 31 August) 

For those aged eight and 
upward sessions will run from 

9am until 12pm, costing 
£100 per week. (Note: £80 for 

28 to 31 August) 


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29 June 2018 


Westway Sports & Fitness Centre will be offering all 
sorts of sports with everything from basketball and 
dodgeball to hockey and football available for children 
aged five through to 12 years old. 

Arts and crafts will also be on offer for children aged 
five to seven-year olds so that kids can get creative 
too. Please note children should arrive ready to play 
in sportswear. 

The programme will run from Monday 23 July until 
Friday 31 August. (Note: No camps on Bank 
Holiday Monday 27 August). For those aged five to 
seven the camp will run from 10am until 1pm, 
costing £4 per day. For ages eight to 12 the camp will 
run from 10am until 3pm, costing 
£10 per day. 


Exciting, action-packed 
climbing sessions are on offer 
this summer. Open to all 
abilities, the sessions are 
perfect for children aged five 
and upwards to climb on their 
own or with their families. 
Children can take part in top 
roping and belaying. 

Climbing sessions will run from 

Monday 23July to Sunday 2 
September. For children it will 
cost £7 per session and for 
adults £15 per session. 

The 90-minute sessions run 
daily 9.30am to 11am, 
11.30am to 1pm, 1.30pm to 
3pm and 3.30pm to 5pm 

New climbers will need to 
bring or fill in a registration 
form signed by a parent or 
legal guardian. 


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29 June 2018 

The programme is open to 
children of all abilities aged seven 
to 13. It will run on Thursday 
26 July Thursday 9 August 
and Thursday 30 August from 
10am to 3pm. Costing £30 per 
day. All children will receive a free 
t-shirt too. 

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Launched in partnership with 
Gold medal winning Olympic 
Hockey player Alex Danson, The 
Alex Danson Hockey Academy 
Camp offers children the chance 
to develop their hockey skills and 
love for the game. The sessions 
will include essential skills, fun 
games and matches. 


Launched in partnership with 
premiership netball team Bencos 
Mavericks, the Mavericks Netball 
Camps are a great opportunity for 
young netballers aged 10 to 13 to 
improve their skills, have fun and 
learn to play the sport. 

Open to all abilities, the sessions 
will run on Wednesday 8 August 
and Wednesday 29 August 

Sessions will run from 10am to 
3pm and cost £30 per day. 

All children will receive a free 
t-shirt too. 

For more information on any of 
the programmes please call 
Westway Sports & Fitness Centre 

on 0333 005 0442 or visit 
w w w.eve ryo 


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29 June 2018 

Activities Programme at The Curve Community Centre 

Monday 2 July 

• 9.30am-3pm - Early years activity 

• 10am-12 noon-The Hand of 
Hope Women's Group 

• 10am-12.30pm - Nova ICT classes 

• 1pm-3pm - English skills (literacy 
for native speaking) 

• 2pm-4pm - Grenfell Support 
Service (drop-in) 

• 5pm-7pm - Homework Club 
ages 11-18 with a qualified tutor 

• 6pm-8pm - Pre-ESOL English 

• 6.30pm-7.30pm - Zumba classes 
for adults 

The Creche's opening hours are: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 

10am to 12noon and 1pm to 3pm. 

No creche on Thursdays. 

The Creche is for parents attending 
appointments or courses at the Curve. 
Other Curve users are also able to use the 
creche space when attending an event or 
activities. To book, please email: 

Tuesday 3 July 

• 9.30am-11.30am and 12.25pm- 
2.30pm ESOL English language 
classes (please email sakinah. to book) 

• 10.30am-12.30pm -Job search 
and CV sessions (open area 1st 
floor) (drop-in) 

• 10.30am-12.30pm - Helping 
children deal with loss (please 

to book) 

• 10am-3pm - Fouzia's Sewing Club 
- drop-in sewing club for all, grow 
your skills, knit and natter 

• 1.30pm-2.30pm - Grief 
Encounters, speak, listen and 
share with Elisha and Ana 

• 7pm-8pm -Grief Encounters 
Colin's Men's Group 

Wednesday 4 July 

• 10am-12 noon - World coffee 
morning - free and open to all for 
a coffee and a chat 

• 10am-12.30pm - Nova ICT classes 

• 10.30am-12.30pm-Job search 
and CV sessions (open area 1st 
floor) (drop-in) 

• 2pm-4pm - Drug and alcohol 
drop-in session 

• 4pm-6pm -Journey of Hope, 
a range of wellbeing retreat 

• 4pm-7pm - Girls youth group 
for ages 13 plus (run by Laura for 
emotional health and wellbeing) 

• 5pm-7pm - Somali Youth Panel 

• 6pm-7pm - Shared reading 
group, open to all reading abilities. 
Come and share the joy of reading 
as a group 

Thursday 5 July 

• 10.30am-11.30am - Stay and 
Play - children and parents/carers 
a chance to play, sing, explore and 
learn together. 

• 12.30pm-2.30pm - Mums and 

• 1pm-3pm - ICT Skills and pre¬ 
employment support, suitable for 
those not ready for the Job Centre 

• 2pm-8pm - Home Office and 
Immigration Services 

• 2pm-3pm - Nova (Alex) ICT 
Employment skills (drop-in) 

• 4pm-4.45pm - Healthy 
snack time for kids (limited 
spaces, please email to book) 

• 4pm-6pm -Young artists for 
ages five-11. For keen young 
artists looking to learn and 
develop their skills 

Friday 6 July 

• 9am-10.30am - MEND mini - 
weekly sessions run by a 
registered nutritionist and 
physical activity specialist. 

Offers practical chopping and 
tasting activities and games/ 
exercises aimed at enhancing 
physical and social development 
for ages two-four years. 

• 10am-1pm - ACAVA Pottery 
workshop (to book please email 

• 10am-1 pm - Midaye Women's 

• 11am-11.40am- Zumbinis- 
Zumba for children (under 5) 
and parent/carers 

The Curve Community Centre opening hours are 10am to 8pm Monday to Friday 
and 11am to 6pm on weekends. 

The Curve Community Centre, 10 Bard Road, London W10 6TP 

Some sessions need to be booked in advance to secure your place, so email and they will confirm your reservation by return. 

Fora full 


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29 June 2018 

Support services 
on offer 

Anyone who would like to speak to the 
police in relation to the investigation 
into the fire is asked to contact the Met 
Police on 0800 032 4539. 

Important Contacts 

Cruse Bereavement Care 

Call the Freephone helpline on 

0808 8081677 or email 

The helpline is open Monday-Friday 
from 9.30am-5pm. Extended hours 
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 
evenings until 8pm. 

Replacement UK passports, visas 
or immigration queries 

Call our advice line on 0300 303 2832. 
The line is open 24 hours. 

Air quality and smoke exposure 

If you have concerns about 
any symptoms, please see 
your doctor or call NHS 111. 

Housing support 

If you have any questions about 
housing or want to find out who 
your housing officer is please call 

0800137 111 or 0207361 3008 
Victim support 

Call 08081689 111 for practical and 
emotional support, or visit The line 
is open 24 hours a day. 

The Grenfell Muslim 
Response Unit also offers additional 
support. Find out more by emailing 

You can also get physical and mental 
support at The Curve Community 
Centre. Call 07712231133 

Hestia, Central and North West 
London NHS Foundation Trust, and 
the Drug and Alcohol Service are based 
overnight at the Notting Hill Methodist 
Church, Lancaster Road from 10pm to 
8am. Pop in for a chat and support. 

Upcoming meetings 

Residents welcome to attend. 
Full Council: 

Wednesday 18July, 6.30pm 
Kensington Town Flail 

Grenfell Recovery Scrutiny 

Tuesday 24July, 6.30pm 
Kensington Town Hall 

Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk 
rehousing progress update 

These are the figures for 

28 June 2018 



Total 204 

Have not yet accepted 
a permanent home 


In Emergency 

In a Temporary 

In a Permanent 









London Fire Brigade provides evidence to the 
Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry 

This week marked the start of London Fire 
Brigade's contribution to the Grenfell Tower 
Public Inquiry. This evidence is scheduled to 
continue for the next three weeks. This 
follows the opening statements from 
participants in the Inquiry including the 
bereaved, survivors and the Council. 

A full list of statements and evidence 
provided to the Inquirysofarcan be found 

The Council's opening statement to the 
Inquiry was delivered on Wednesday 6 

June byjames Maxwell-Scott QC, you can 
find it here: 

For more general information on the 
work of the Inquiry and recordings of 
the hearings to date, please visit 

The hearings have been an emotional time 
for many people and videos and images of 
the night of the tragedy have been shown. 
There is support available for all those 
who have been affected. For urgent 
emotional and wellbeing support, you can 
call 0800 0234 650 at any time. 

Home Office announce revised immigration 
policy guidance for participants in the Inquiry 

The Home Office has announced that 
relatives of victims and survivors who are 
core participants in the Grenfell Public 
Inquiry, or those called to be a witness at 
the Inquiry who are already in the country, 
will be able to extend their stay in the UK for 
a further six months. 

Core participants are people or 
organisations who have applied for that 
status because they have a significant 
interest in proceedings or could be 
subject to scrutiny. 

A core participant can be invited to 
participate during the Inquiry, for example 

by making statements or suggesting lines of 
questioning to be pursued. This will 
provide certainty for relatives who 
need to participate in the Inquiry's 
evidence sessions. 

Family members who are overseas with 
'core participant'status, who are required 
to attend or are called as a witness to the 
Inquiry, will have their visit visas dealt with 
quickly and compassionately. 

You can read the announcement in full 

The newsletter is also available in Arabic and Farsi languages. 

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